Last April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat, sweating, before a Congressional panel. Under scrutiny was how a British political consulting firm had gained access to the private data of more than 50 million Facebook users while, in the meantime, Russian operatives leveraged the platform as a tool to interfere in the election of a U.S. president.
“I lost the Google!” my 80-year-old grandmother once told my dad over the phone. “I turned on my computer, and it was gone. I don’t know where it went.”
Let’s set the scene. You are a Stanford freshman in the class of 2024, taking your first load of courses for the fall quarter. You’re undeclared, so you decide to try lots of different things: you’ll take CS 106A, of course, but you also like writing, so perhaps you’re in English 10A, a historical class in the English core.
The SymSys major is unique to Stanford and has been donned by the likes of LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ’89, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ’97 and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger ’09.
One avenue for learning meditation practices on campus is the LifeWorks Program for Integrative Learning, which combines “scholarship, creative expression and embodied practices such as mindfulness and self-reflection” to “deepen [students’] educational experience,” according to its website.
World leaders convened Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Institution for the inaugural Global Energy Forum to discuss the future of energy worldwide as the field continues to undergo major changes.
On Tuesday, Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Yahoo and Facebook, spoke at the Hoover Institution about cybersecurity’s effect on society and the accountability of technology platforms for protecting their users.
You’re inevitably late to your 9:30 a.m. class and pedaling as fast as your legs can allow. Your phone slips out of your pocket, but your case wasn’t rated for bicycle drops. You pedal back, embarrassed and turn your phone over to an ornate (and expensive) spiderweb on your screen. With new flexible phones, you…